Glasgow Rangers coach Michael Beale has called the VAR decision that overturned Patrick Bamford’s goal in the Crystal Palace vs Leeds United game “ridiculous”.
Beale hits out
The Gers coach was clearly keeping an eye on the Premier League action as the Ibrox outfit weren’t in action – Steven Gerrard’s side faced Hamilton on Sunday.
At 1-0, Bamford put the ball in the back of the opponents’ net – but his arm was judged to be offside and the goal was ruled out. Beale was clearly disgusted with the decision, saying:
“The people who changed the rules are ruining the game.
“This is ridiculous and the worst decision I’ve seen (yet!) using VAR. Nothing against Crystal Palace as I’m completely neutral – but that’s a shocking decision from the match officials.”
Not an issue in Scotland
Fortunately for Beale, such decisions are not something he has to deal with north of the border. As it stands, the Video Assistant Referee is not in play in Scotland. SPFL chief Neil Doncaster has previously said that the technology could damage the sport’s brand in Scotland.
Would you like VAR in Scotland?
The jury remains out on VAR. Whilst it can help referees in some cases, there appears to be too much desire to take goals away with such decisions. Hopefully, by the time VAR is introduced in Scotland, the system will have ironed out these problems.
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